WATCH: Globe actors ready for run of Alnwick performances

The touring arm of one of the world’s most famous theatres starts its run of performances of Romeo and Juliet in Alnwick tonight.

The Globe Theatre On Tour presents Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy at the Playhouse tonight, tomorrow and Thursday at 7.30pm. There is also a 2pm matinee on Thursday, although this is sold out.

Romeo and Juliet performed by the Globe Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet performed by the Globe Theatre.

Playhouse manager Jo Potts said: “We are delighted to welcome them here tonight; live performers on stage for our audiences before it actually opens on London’s South Bank. It will be there in May, but you get to see it here in Alnwick live first.

“With less and less companies touring now to rural areas, we think it’s your opportunity to catch a Shakespearean performance on stage.”

Tickets for the evening shows, costing £20.50, £21.50 premier, £19.50 conc and £10 child, are available from the Playhouse box office in person, on 01665 510785 or at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk